Khadija Abd poses for a portrait in her family's house in Mosul, Iraq, on April 14, 2019. On a chilly January evening, the Abd family had just finished supper at their farm when the two men with guns burst into the room. They said they were from the Iraqi army. In fact, they were Islamic State group militants who had come down from the surrounding mountains into Badoush with one thing on their mind: Revenge. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)In this April 2, 2019 photo, an Iraqi army 20th division soldier uses his AK-47 rifle to knock on a door during a nighttime raid near Badoush, Iraq. A year and a half after the Islamic State group was declared defeated in Iraq, the northern Iraqi town is a key battleground between security forces trying to stamp out the group's remnants and the militants who have reverted to insurgency. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)In this April 2, 2019 photo, Iraqi army 20th division soldiers talk to a woman during a nighttime raid near Badoush, Iraq. In towns around the north, … [Read more...] about Iraqis remain fearful of ‘defeated’ Islamic State militants
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Bram Janssen, Associated Press Updated 11:08 pm PDT, Sunday, May 12, 2019 Exclusive: Iraqi forces hunt hidden IS militants It has been more than a year and a half since the fall of the so-called caliphate, and Iraq’s military is still engaged in a fight against the Islamic State group. Residents still fear the militants, who carry out out deadly attacks. (May 13) Now Playing: Exclusive: Iraqi forces hunt hidden IS militantsAD: It has been more than a year and a half since the fall of the so-called caliphate, and Iraq’s military is still engaged in a fight against the Islamic State group. Residents still fear the militants, who carry out out deadly attacks. (May 13) Media: Associated Press BADOUSH, Iraq (AP) — It was a chilly January evening, and Khadija Abd and her family had just finished supper at their farm when the two men with guns burst into the room. One wore civilian clothes, the other an army uniform. They said they were from … [Read more...] about After caliphate’s fall, IS insurgents still spread fear
Ahmed Al-haj, Associated Press Updated 5:00 am CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 FILE - In this June 19, 2018 file photo, photographers take pictures of what U.A.E. officials described as an Iranian Qasef drone captured on the battlefield in Yemen during a news conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A deadly bomb-laden drone flown by Yemen's Houthi rebels flew into a military parade on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, outside of the southern port city of Aden, targeting high-ranking military officials in Yemen's internationally recognized government. The brazen attack threatens U.N.-brokered peace efforts to end the yearslong war tearing at the Arab world's poorest nation. less FILE - In this June 19, 2018 file photo, photographers take pictures of what U.A.E. officials described as an Iranian Qasef drone captured on the battlefield in Yemen during a news conference in Abu Dhabi, ... more Photo: Jon Gambrell, AP … [Read more...] about Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6
Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 5:37 PM EDT Sep 12, 2018 Washington — A new ad from a national Republican group is using footage from Democrat Elissa Slotkin's confirmation hearing to attack her record as part of the Obama administration. The 30-second spot is running on broadcast and cable television and radio in the Detroit market this week and next as part of a $646,000 total media buy by the National Republican Congressional Committee, spokeswoman Maddie Anderson said. The ad features an abbreviated clip of Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, criticizing Slotkin at her confirmation hearing. The spot might run for a third week as part of another $575,000 buy or it could be a different ad, Anderson said. In one of Michigan's most competitive races, Slotkin of Holly is challenging U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, who is seeking a third term representing the 8th District, which includes Livingston County and … [Read more...] about NRCC ad attacks Slotkin on national security issues
Flies should choose their walls carefully. That’s my main takeaway from reading 20 Bob Woodward books in the past four weeks. No one can beat Woodward at getting the story of the White House from the inside, from the perspective of the decision makers as they saw themselves. People tell Woodward things they shouldn’t, from the alarming (Trump aides swiping memos from his desk) to the mundane (Nixon trying to gnaw open a childproof cap on a pill bottle with his teeth). He may be the sole practitioner of a form that occupies a space between journalism and history, one that tries to balance immediacy with detail. When he’s onto a good story—the resignation of a president, Iran-Contra, America’s post-9/11 wars—there’s no one better, or at least no one better who’s faster. I began reading and ranking every freaking Woodward book—all of 20 of them; that’s almost 10,000 pages—when Fear, the new book about President Donald … [Read more...] about I Read Every Bob Woodward Book. Here’s How They Stack Up.